Applications have been invited for the Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM) 2020, for admission to M.Sc. (Four Semesters), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, etc. Programmes at the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) at Bhilai, Bhubaneswar, Bombay, Delhi, Dhanbad, Gandhinagar, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Mandi, Palakkad, Patna, Roorkee, Ropar, Tirupati and Varanasi and Integrated Ph.D. Degree Programmes at Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore for 2020.
IIT Kanpur is the Organizing Institute for JAM 2020. JAM will be held on February 9, 2020 (Sunday). The Programmes include full-time M.Sc. (Two Years), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, and other Post-Bachelor’s Degree Programmes at different IITs. The Programme availability is as follows.
Two-year Master of Science Programmes: Chemistry, Mathematics and Computing, Physics, Applied Geology, Applied Geophysics, Applied Statistics and Informatics, Biotechnology, Mathematics, Astronomy, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Economics, Mathematics and Statistics
Joint M.Sc-Ph.D. Programmes: Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences, Geophysics, Medical Physics, Nuclear Medicine, Molecular Medical Microbiology
M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree Programmes: Environmental Science and Engineering, Operations Research, Physics
Three year Master in Science (M.Sc [Tech]): Applied Geology and Applied Geophysics
M.Sc.-M.Tech Dual Degree Programme: Mathematics-Data & Computational Sciences
Admission to Integrated Ph.D. Programmes in Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Physical Sciences will also be based on JAM 2020.
Details of the Programmes available at each institute are given at http://jam.iitk.ac.in and in the Application Brochure available at this site.
JAM score will also be used by other centrally funded technical institutes like NITs, IIEST Shibpur, SLIET Punjab and IISERs for admission to their programmes.
Test papers: JAM 2020 will have six Test Papers, namely, (i) Biotechnology (BT) (ii) Chemistry (CY) (iii) Geology (GG) (iv) Mathematics (MA) (v) Mathematical Statistics (MS) and (vi) Physics (PH). JAM 2020 will be conducted online only as a Computer Based Test (CBT) for all Test Papers. All the six Test Papers of JAM 2020 will be of fully objective type, with three different patterns of questions, namely (i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), (ii) Multiple Select Questions (MSQs), and (iii) Numerical Answer Type (NATs) questions.
Eligibility: JAM 2020 is open to all nationals (Indian/Foreign). There is no age restriction. To apply for admission to a desired programme, a candidate is required to qualify in the relevant Test Paper and also satisfy the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) and Eligibility Requirements (ERs) of the concerned Academic Programme.
Applicant should have a Bachelor’s degree. In the qualifying degree, the aggregate marks or CGPA/CPI without rounding-off (taking into account all subjects, including languages and subsidiaries, all years combined) should be at least 55% or 5.5 out of 10 for General/OBC (NCL)/EWS category candidates, and 50% or 5.0 out of 10 for SC/ST and PwD category candidates. If CGPA/CPI is on a different scale, it would be linearly mapped to a scale on 10.
Those who have either appeared or are due to appear in the final examination of their qualifying degree in 2020 are also eligible to appear in JAM 2020. By qualifying in JAM 2020, candidates can apply for a provisional admission subject to the condition that: (a) all parts of their final examination shall be completed by the date of registration of the Admitting Institute, and (b) proof of having passed the qualifying degree with required eligibility, as specified by the Admitting Institute, should be submitted by September 30, 2020.
On the basis of performance in JAM 2020, for each test paper, separate merit lists will be prepared for General (GEN), OBC Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL), SC, ST, and Persons with Disability (PwD) category candidates. No separate merit list will be prepared for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS).
Admission to most of the Academic Programmes at various institutes will be made on the basis of Rank in JAM 2020.
The Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) for admissions to various Academic Programmes covered under JAM 2020 are given in Appendix-II of the Admission Bulletin, along with the names of the Test Papers and their Codes and the Institute offering the Academic Programmes. Admission to each of the Academic Programmes shall be offered on the basis of merit in the corresponding Test Paper(s) of JAM 2020.
At the time of admission, all admitted candidates will have to submit a Physical Fitness certificate from a registered medical practitioner in the prescribed form. At the time of admission, the admitted candidates may also have to undergo a Physical Fitness test by a medical board constituted by the Admitting Institute. In case a candidate is not found physically fit to pursue his/her chosen course of study, his/her admission is liable to be cancelled.
Test Schedule: JAM 2020 Online Examination will be held on February 9, 2020 (Sunday) in two sessions as Computer Based Test (CBT). The schedule for different Test Papers of JAM 2020 is as follows. February 9, 2020 (Sunday) Session I: 9.30 am to 12.30 pm -Biotechnology (BT), Mathematical Statistics (MS) and Physics (PH); Session II: 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm- Chemistry (CY), Geology (GG) and Mathematics (MA).
Number of Papers: A candidate can appear in either one or two test paper(s), subject to the time schedule.
Application Fee: The application fee is Rs.750/- for one paper and Rs.1050/- for two papers for Female (All Categories)/SC/ST/PwD. It will be Rs.1500/- and Rs.2100/- for all others, for 1 paper and 2 papers respectively.
Examination Centres: JAM 2020 Examination is conducted in collaboration with eight zones. The names of these eight zones and the locations of Examination Cities/Towns for JAM 2020 are listed zone-wise in Appendix-III of the Brochure at http://jam.iitk.ac.in/doc/JAM2020_ApplicationBrochure.pdf
In exceptional circumstances, a change of examination city/town may be permitted, if a request with a valid reason for the same is submitted through the JOAPS website on or before October 28, 2019, along with a payment of Rs.500/- to be paid online.
Application: Applications are to be submitted at http://jam.iitk.ac.in, by 5.30 pm on October 08, 2019.
After submitting an application, if a candidate decides to appear in other test paper or to change test paper(s), he/she can add the additional test paper or can change the test paper(s) before the closing date in the earlier submitted application form. In such cases the candidate has to pay an additional fee online before the closing date as specified.
The status of an application will be updated after the scrutiny of the application. The status of an application can be checked at any point of time by logging in JOAPS.
Merit List: The results (merit lists) will be declared on March 20, 2020 (Friday). The results will be available on the website: http://jam.iitk.ac.in/
For each test paper, an All India Merit list will be prepared based on AIR. The number of candidates included in the All India Merit List will depend on the total number of seats available in each category (OBC-NCL, EWS, SC, ST, and PwD) in a given subject. These candidates are eligible to apply for admission to any of the corresponding academic programmes available at IITs and the IISc.
The Score Card (indicating the All India Rank(s) and the mark(s) obtained by the candidate) will be available for download from the JAM 2020 website from April 03, 2020 to July 31, 2020 for qualified candidates.
For details, visit http://jam.iitk.ac.in/